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Best Burrito?

capitalguy Mar 19, 2009 07:25 PM

I will be in Manhattan in May and want a really great burrito. Any suggestions on the best?? I love authentic but I also like the healthy version with great, fresh ingredients. A hole in the wall restaurant is not a problem -- actually it's a plus . .. .

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  1. holland_oats RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 04:20 AM

    dunno about their burritos, but tulcingo's enchiladas (same diff?) are killer

    Tulcingo del Valle
    665 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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      small h RE: holland_oats Mar 20, 2009 05:58 AM

      <enchiladas (same diff?)>

      Nope. Burritos are made with flour tortillas; enchiladas are made with corn tortillas.

    2. LeahBaila RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 06:01 AM

      Los Dos Molinos, hands down...Authentic and not stuffed with rice, beans and other crap.


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        holland_oats RE: LeahBaila Mar 20, 2009 10:42 AM


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          LeahBaila RE: holland_oats Mar 20, 2009 11:04 AM

          Sure, it's 18th btw Park & Irving.


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        silencespeak RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 06:46 AM

        The Burrito Enchilado with Carnitas at Mole (Allen and Houston) is the most authentic burrito I've tasted in the city. Reminds me of what I had in Mexico and Phoenix. Real good.

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          capitalguy RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 12:51 PM

          Somebody suggested THE KITCHEN at 8th Avenue and 21st St. Anybody tried that one?

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            small h RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 03:07 PM

            Yep. It was awesome. But Kitchen/Market closed in 2007.


            Their cactus burrito was a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

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            mch RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 12:57 PM

            personally i don't like los dos molinos.id rather have a to go burrito from ziggiz.

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              small h RE: mch Mar 20, 2009 03:09 PM

              I find Dos Molinos nothing special (and overpriced). But I haven't had a burrito there.

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              alex70 RE: capitalguy Mar 20, 2009 09:15 PM

              the breakfast meat burrito at Alias

              1. Spoony Bard RE: capitalguy Mar 22, 2009 09:53 AM

                This topic comes up every so often, usually from a homesick Californian. The best I've had is at Burrito Box on 9th and 58th, which benefits from good turnover at lunch. Burritophile.com agrees on this. Kitchen/Market was next, before it closed. Too bad, as they were doing something both delicious and unique.

                The Calexico cart in SoHo was quite good, but still not totally a taste of home. Does anyone know if their Red Hook storefront has opened yet?

                Also, a friend suggested Desperado's on Amsterdam and 109th. Anyone been recently?

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                  jackieparis RE: Spoony Bard Mar 23, 2009 06:41 AM

                  The burritos at Pinche on Lafayette and Bleecker in Nolita are quite good. They seem very authentic to me. The only problem that I have is that they are not very big.

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